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March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

People who are just starting in making beaded jewelry should have a clear understanding of the different tools and supplies of the craft. These tools and supplies should be the first that you should possess so you can do the task profitably and efficiently.

Jewelry Making Tools

The basic tools necessary in making beaded jewelry include the pliers which can be flat or round nose. You will also need wire cutters, rulers tweezers, hand vice, soldering iron and magnifying glass. Wires and jewelry findings are also essential. These wires and findings are the fundamental materials used in making jewelry and are available in different gauges, shapes and materials. They can be made from a variety of materials like silver, gold brass, nickel, or copper, depending on what you need.

With these tools, you can basically start your project. But do not forget that the jewelry making tools should be handled with care. Seek professional guidance when you use the tools for the first time, because improper use may cause injuries.

Jewelry Making Supplies

Your supplies can include beads, gemstones and trinkets. Beads are among the most commonly used supplies in making jewelry because they are beautiful and attractive. Beads vary in colors, shapes, sizes and materials. There are flower beads, crystal beads, metal beads, plastic beads and any other kind that you can think of. So which bead material do you want? Beads come in every substance, element of the earth, clay, Lucite; they can be carved from jade or gemstones. The are only some of the wide choices.

It can be difficult to find beads locally because of the limited styles found in bead stores. However, the internet offers all the sizes, colors and styles of bead that you can choose from. Some online shops offer their beads by season and the others have something new to offer every year. Bead shapes include round, oblong, heart shape, prism shape, diamond shape, ovals, squares, star shapes and so on. Some beads are smooth, and some are faceted. Some of these have been painted and some have solid colors.

Stocking Your SuppliesYou can spend several days pouring over your beads in books and at the internet. Do not rush in collecting your supplies; you can collect them slowly if you are just a plain hobbyist and would like to make only several pieces. But if you are in jewelry making business, it will be wiser to buy wholesale online so you will have enough stock of your flower European beads supplies. Moreover, you will get discounted prices that you can add to your profit.

Thousands of bead shops are listed on the internet and they are easy to find online. Some very big stores have bead sections, but you can also find a whole store devoted to the entire beading tools and supplies. All you should do is type in the right keywords and tons of beading shops will pop out in front of you. Choose carefully the store where you want to place your order.

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